Research Projects: Medieval Heroes and Monsters

Research projects from Medieval Heroes and Monsters (first-year writing course, Eng 181), Fall 2015. Assignment sheet and resources. Click each image below to view a student’s multimodal presentation and research paper.

In this research project, students explored a monster of hero figure from a medieval literary text or artistic work. Students were free to select a figure from one of the texts or images we read in class, or they could find one on their own. Each student’s research paper utilized scholarly sources to make an argument about the way exemplarity or monstrosity was constructed in a particular text, manuscript, or image. Each student shared her/his project with the class in a final multimodal presentation.